Sunday, August 21, 2005

This passes as balance in the New York Times. First, you have the poseur Elie Wiesel who, every time he opens his mouth, insults the memory of the victims of the holocaust for the way he has commercialized and exploited the holocaust, and who lies here when he claims for the first time that he has actually seen Palestinians cheering Saddam, and then you have a token Palestinian who wants the Palestinian people to be moved at the sight of the "gentle" escorting out of Israeli armed colonial settlers from Palestinian lands. OK, Mr. Kuttab: can you now jump? This is just amazing. According to American political standards, the Palestinians not only have to forget about their national aspirations, but they also have to sympathize with their occupiers. Is this unique or what?